Larry Yaeger

Larry Yaeger

Professor Emeritus, Informatics and Computing


  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York

Research interests

Artificial Life, Artificial Intelligence, Evolution, Information Theory


  • Distinguished IU Trustees Teaching Award for 2009-10

Representative publications

Computational genetics, physiology, metabolism, neural systems, learning, vision, and behavior or Poly World: Life in a new context (1994)
Larry Yaeger

How evolution guides complexity (2009)
Larry S Yaeger
HFSP journal, 3 (5), 328-339

Identifying species by genetic clustering (2011)
Jaimie Murdock and Larry S Yaeger

Evolution of complexity and neural topologies (2013)
Larry S Yaeger
Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 415-454

Evolution of neural dynamics in an ecological model (2017)
Steven Williams and Larry Yaeger
Geosciences, 7 (3), 49

Combining neural networks and context-driven search for online, printed handwriting recognition in the Newton (1998)
Larry S Yaeger, Brandyn J Webb and Richard F Lyon
AI Magazine, 19 (1), 73-73

Effective training of a neural network character classifier for word recognition (1997)
Larry S Yaeger, Richard F Lyon and Brandyn J Webb

Combining physical and visual simulation—creation of the planet Jupiter for the film “2010” (1986)
Larry Yaeger, Craig Upson and Robert Myers
ACM. 20 (4), 85-93

Visualization of Natural Phenomena (1993)
Robert S Wolf and Larry Yaeger
Santa Clara: TELOS,

Building a general purpose cross-domain sentiment mining model (2009)
Matthew Whitehead and Larry Yaeger
IEEE. 4 472-476

Sentiment mining using ensemble classification models (2010)
Matthew Whitehead and Larry Yaeger
Springer, Dordrecht. 509-514

Multi-K Machine Learning Ensembles (2012)
Matthew Whitehead and Larry S Yaeger
Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference,

Computation of high speed inviscid flows about real configurations (1975)
Frank Marconi, Larry Yaeger and H Harris Hamilton
Proc. of Aerodynamic Analysis Requiring Advanced Computers--Part, 1411-1455

Development of a computer code for calculating the steady super/hypersonic inviscid flow around real configurations. Volume 2: Code description (1976)
Frank Marconi and Larry Yaeger

QUICK-GEOMETRY, a rapid response method for mathematically modeling configuration geometry (1975)
Alfred F Vachris Jr and Larry S Yaeger

Dissertation Committee Service

Author Dissertation Title Committee
Alexander, Will A Real-Time Model of Attention (September 2006) Sporns, O. (Chair), Goldstone, R., Kruschke, J., Yaeger, L.
Hullinger, Richard An Evolutionary Analysis of Selective Attention (August 2011) Kruschke, J. (Co-Chair), Sporns, O., Todd, P. (Co-Chair), Yaeger, L.
Schrementi, Giancarlo Language in the Balance: Factors in the Emergence of Compositional Communication (June 2011) Gasser, M. (Co-Chair), Leake, D. (Co-Chair), Yaeger, L., Yu, C.
Williams, Paul Information Dynamics: Its Theory and Application to Embodied Cognitive Systems (May 2011) Beer, R (Chair)., Beggs, J., Olaf, S., Yaeger, L.